The USA is a land of opportunities. With world-class facilities and most amazing schools, excellence at the academic level is one of the best in the world. There are numerous scholarships for distinguished students across the USA in various streams and needs. Let us have a look at the upcoming scholarship applications in the US that have deadlines from 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

The relevant fields of scholarships are:

There are also university scholarships provided by famous universities for their students. 

Some university-specific scholarships under the timeline discussed are:

Business and Law

Scholarships included:

1. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Fields covered: 

  • Criminal Justice
  • Accounting Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Finance

Requirements 

  • Applicable for Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree students
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university
  • Course level -Undergraduates must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term/Graduates must be enrolled 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term
  • Applicable to national and international students 

What it covers

Max scholarship per student is USD 10,000 and can be used to cover tuition and fees. 

Additional information

Separate external application is needed for this scholarship with 2 letters of recommendation and official transcripts. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund

Deadline: 1 May 2021

Requirements:

Students who are citizens of the U.S. or Canada and are actively pursuing an education for a career in information and records management are eligible for a scholarship from the Fund.

What it covers:

The scholarship amount for a student enrolled in a four-year program or Graduate School is $2,000. Students enrolled in a two-year program are eligible for $1000.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

3. AABA Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 21 February 2020

Requirements:

All current law students are eligible to apply.

All applicants will be considered for one of the following scholarships:

  • Asian Pacific American Judges’ Scholarship
  • Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship
  • Joe Morozumi Scholarship
  • AABA Law Foundation Scholarship
  • Garrick S. Lew Fellowship
  • State Bar of California Foundation and AABA 3L Diversity Scholarship

What it covers

A minimum of USD 5000 each will be given to selected students. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

4. Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Requirements: 

  • Second-year law student, in good standing, at an ABA-accredited law school in the US
  • Scheduled to graduate in 2022
  • Excellent college and law school academic performance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, work experience, and community involvement
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession
  • Must join the 2021 Arent Fox Summer Program after their second year of law school
  • Have a strong interest in joining the Firm as an associate after law school graduation

What it covers

An amount of $20000 will be provided in two installments

Additional information

The selected scholar will get $20,000 along with a salaried position in Arent Fox as an associate. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

Medicine 

Scholarships included:

1. Martin Polanco Scholarship

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Fields covered:

All UG courses related to psychedelic medicine

Requirements :

  • The applicant can be a high school senior who has already been accepted into a US-based university or a university student
  • The student must be from the USA

What it covers

One time scholarship amount of USD 1000 covers tuition and fees. 

Additional information

An external application is required with an essay on the topic, “The powers and promises of psychedelic medicine in the treatment of depression and other psychiatric issues”. The scholarship will be awarded based on the essay.

 To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Curt E. Liebman MD Scholarship

Deadline: 1 March 2021

Fields covered:

All UG medical courses

Requirements:

  • The applicant could be a talented high school senior presently pursuing studies at an accredited institution
  • The scholarship is for a highly talented and dedicated medical student to further his career prospects and aspirations of becoming a dashing doctor, dentist, nurse, psychiatrist, pharmacist, or even a radiologist
  • Available for national and international students

What it covers

One time award of USD 1000 can be used for tuition and fees. 

Additional information

External application is required with an essay on the topic, “Discuss what critical role radiology will play in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer”. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

3. Martin Polanco Grant

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Requirements:

  • The grant is given to the most deserving student whose focus will be to innovate and go way beyond all boundaries to make life much easier for the people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems
  • To apply for this grant, an applicant can be a high school senior student who is currently enrolled in a recognized or accredited institution, university, or college
  • The applicant can also be a freshman, junior, or sophomore enrolled in a recognized and acclaimed university or college
  • Available for national and international students

What it covers

The scholarship amount of USD1000 can be used to cover the education fee. 

Additional information

External application is required with an essay on the topic “The challenges of Psychedelic Medicine Research & Reasons to Advocate Psychedelic Drugs as a Therapy”

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

Technology

Scholarships included:

1. ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a cumulative college Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30%
  • At least one of the following criteria must be met
  • The institution hosts an active ASHRAE Student Branch 
  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • The institution is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is a signatory of the Washington Accord 
  • The institution has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET

What it covers

The scholarship amount varies from USD3000 to USD10000

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. American Nuclear Society Scholarships

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate and graduate students with ANS membership and from an accredited university in the US. 
  • The course of study relating to a degree in nuclear science or nuclear engineering 

Categories

  • General (all fields of nuclear science and technology)
  • Accelerator Applications
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Factors, Instrumentation, and Controls
  • Local Section (specific to a geographic area)
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Nontraditional
  • Nuclear Power
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety
  • Radioanalytical Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry
  • Reactor Physics
  • Thermal-Hydraulics

Awards:

  • $1,000 – expected for incoming freshmen
  • $2,000 – $2,500 – expected for undergraduate and two-year programs)
  • $3,000 – $5,000 – expected for graduate programs)
  • up to $5,000 –  financial need-based scholarships

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

3. (ISC)² Women in Information Security Scholarships

Deadline: 22 February 2021

Requirements:

  • Only for women 
  • For national and international students
  • Applicant:
  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance
  • Maybe a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or postgraduate student to be eligible
  • Must have achieved or maintained a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale)
  • May be attending on campus or online
  • May be attending full time or part-time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • Applicants do not currently need to be enrolled, however, no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university

What it covers

One time scholarship amount of USD 6,000 will be given to cover tuition expenses. 

Additional information

External application is required with Letter of Recommendation, essays, and CV.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

4. Generation Google Scholarship

Deadline: 4 December 2020

Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

What it covers

An amount of  USD 10,000 will be given for academic purposes. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

5. Generation Google Scholarship: for women in gaming

Deadline: 4 December 2020

Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Be studying video game programming, game engineering, game design, and development or a closely related technical field in gaming
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for increasing the involvement of women in gaming

What it covers

An amount of  USD 10,000 will be given for academic purposes. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

Arts 

1. Cyndy and Al Baran Fine Arts and Music Scholarship

Deadline: Usually in March every year

Requirements: 

  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors in college, and graduate students at an accredited college, university, or institute full-time or part-time (6 or more credit hours).
  • Applicants must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA.

There are two scholarships available:

  1. For students enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), a BA in Studio Art, or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA). Fine Art or Studio Art is limited to a major course of study in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, or Printmaking.
  2. Music Degree granting program (Bachelor or Masters) with preference given to those students pursuing a course of study in acoustic mandolin or acoustic guitar.

What it covers

The scholarship can be used toward any item within the school’s Financial Aid Office’s determined cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, personal/living expenses, and transportation.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Arts for life Awards

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Requirements:

High School students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida during the current school year.

What it covers

A scholarship amount of $1,000 will be awarded to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art.

Additional information

Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

University-specific scholarships

1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

SAIC annually awards several undergraduate, merit-based scholarships to new students.

Requirements: 

  • All students who have completed the admission process by the priority deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships.
  •  Recipients are selected through a holistic review of each student’s academic history, portfolio, and statement of intent.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Pratt Institute

Pratt offers undergraduate students various merit-based and need-based scholarships: 

  • Presidential Merit-Based Scholarships
  • National Scholastic Scholarships
  • Outside Scholarships for Domestic Students
  • Scholarships for Students Transferring from Pratt’s AAS program to the BFA
  • PrattMWP Relocation Scholarships 

Requirements

International students can apply for the international merit-based scholarships b ko kut will not be eligible for need-based scholarships. 

What it covers

The scholarship awards range from USD100 to USD1000 for the academic year.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

General 

Scholarships included:

1. Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

Deadline: 23 December 2020

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Golden Key member
  • Applicant must be
  • Full Time or Part Time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study at an accredited institution at the time of the application deadline; OR
  • Full Time or Part Time student in the final year of the undergraduate program; OR
  • Someone who will be enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program immediately following the granting of the award

What it covers:

A scholarship amount of USD 2,500 for academic purposes. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)

Deadline: 8 March 2021

Requirements: 

Applicant must :

What it covers:

The scholarship amount of USD 21,000 will be given annually to two selected students. The amount covers education fees and travel expenses.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

3. International Scholarship for Women

Deadline for batch 1: 28 December 2020

Requirements

  • Available for women from every country except Iran
  • The applicant must hold an educational grade (received abroad or in the U.S.) equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. for enrollment application on master’s program, hold a degree equivalent to a masters degree in the U.S. to apply for a doctoral grade program, or hold a valid doctoral degree to apply for a postdoctoral position.
  • The applicant must be competent in English.
  • There must be a plan to go back to her home nation to take up a professional occupation.
  • Must be committed to dedicating herself to the intended educational plan, if selected. A commitment letter needs to be signed by the candidate upon receiving the ISW Scholarship. 
  • By April 15, 2020, the candidate must have received a conditional admission letter from a U.S. University.
  • Master’s professional-grade fellowships are meant for professional or master’s degree-level curriculums, for example, MS, L.L.M., J.D., Arch. Or M.F.A., or medical degrees, for instance, D.D.S., M.D., etc.
  • Doctoral fellowships are meant for Ph.D. degrees, for instance, Ed.D or Ph.D.

What it covers

  • Health insurance in sponsorship with Sunlife insurance company
  • Expense on Return flight: US$1600 (Once per anum)
  • Undergraduate degree sponsorship: US$18,000
  • Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: US$28,000
  • Doctoral degree sponsorship: US$26,000
  • Postdoctoral degree sponsorship: US$32,000
  • Books & Literature expense: US$1000 per year
  • Monthly stipend of US$1200 for an undergraduate student, US$1600 for Master student, US$1800 for Doctoral Student and flexible package for post-doctorate students.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

4. The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award 

Deadline: No specific deadline. Available throughout the year. 

Requirements:

  • Open to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, and the US territories who are at least sixteen years old at the time of entry.
  • Entrants must be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program or graduate program at an eligible school within one year of winner notification/confirmation or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.
  • Employees of Discover Products, Inc., HelloWorld, Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of such employees are not eligible.

What it covers

There are 12 entry periods over each month starting from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021 and there is one award of USD 5000 per entry period.  

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

5. APIA Scholarship Program

Deadline: 14 January 2021

Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2021.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by early April 2021
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

What it covers

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. The scholarship amount must be applied to the Scholar’s educational expenses (i.e. the cost of tuition, fees, housing, local transportation, books, and allowable living expenses) for the academic year, as billed by the university or college.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

6. Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: 9 January 2021

Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of their application.  

NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

What it covers

The scholarship may be used at any degree-granting four-year accredited college within the United States. Recipients may study any academic discipline of their choice. The scholarship may not be used for vocational or technical training.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

7. The Hagan Scholarship

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Requirements:

  • ACT and SAT scores are not required.
  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have achieved a 3.75 cumulative grade point average.
  • Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must work 240 hours before August 2021.
  • FAFSA SAR EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  • Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
  • Must not have a felony conviction.

What it covers

The Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE.

8. John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Requirements:

  • Must be able to attend the 2021 Partners in Education Celebration on March 25, 2021, at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center, where recipients will be recognized.
  • Must be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a full-time course of study at an accredited two (2) or four (4) year college, university, trade, technical, or business school.
  • Must submit a completed application, copy of high school transcript, and an essay.
  • Employees and volunteers of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation, their affiliates, and their immediate family members are ineligible

What it covers:

A scholarship amount of USD 3000 will be given to 3 students for academic activities. 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

9. Women in STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 31 December 2020

Requirements: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be female
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at one of MPOWER’s partner universities for the remainder of the student’s undergraduate study and/or for a graduate degree program
  • Only for international students
  • Have one of the following immigration statuses:
  • For study at a U.S. partner college or university: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or DACA recipient status
  • For study at a Canadian partner college or university: permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder

What it covers:

Grand Prize: $3,000

2 Honorable Mentions : $1,000

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

University Specific

Each major university specifies huge scholarships for its students who excel academically and need financial aid. Let us have a look at some university scholarships coming under the timeline. 

1. Illinois Wesleyan University

Only for international students

Merit-Based Scholarships:

These are offered to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams. These awards range from $16,000 to $30,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years. Students who complete the admissions application are automatically considered for scholarships.

President’s Scholarships:

Two full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year to highly qualified international students based on their talents, interests, and academic achievements. The President’s scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study. Applications must be completed by February 15 to be considered.

Need-Based Financial Aid:

Submit the CSS PROFILE to be considered for need-based financial aid. The PROFILE provides a detailed analysis of an applicant’s financial resources. In addition to merit scholarships, students may be eligible for IWU-funded scholarships, loans, and campus employment opportunities.

The preferred deadline to submit the CSS PROFILE is January 1.

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

2. Fairleigh Dickinson University

There are numerous scholarships offered by FDU under various categories

International Undergraduate Freshman Scholarships

  • Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship

Amount: Up to $32,000 per year

Requirements:

  • Based on academic merit
  • SAT/ACT required
  • Renewable up to four years
  • FDU International Scholarship

Amount: Up to $27,000 per year

Requirements:

  • Based on academic merit
  • SAT/ACT not required
  • Renewable up to four years
  • Global Housing Grant

Amount: $3,000

Requirements:

  • Must live on and attend the Metropolitan campus
  • Based on academic merit, financial need, and extracurricular involvement
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Renewable up to two years
  • FDU Family Grant

Amount: $1,500

Requirements:

  • For families with two or more dependent children simultaneously attending FDU
  • A maximum of $1,500 will be awarded per person for up to 4 years for undergraduates
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Does not apply to students enrolled in Wroxton College, summer sessions, inter-sessions, mini-sessions, or other special sessions
  • Children of alumni grant

Amount: $1,500

Requirements:

  • For dependent children of FDU alumni
  • Recipients can still qualify for merit-based scholarships
  • Renewable up to four years for undergraduates
  • Athletic scholarships

Amount: Varies (up to full tuition and housing)

Requirements:

  • Recognizes superior athletic ability of students participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I
  • Only available at the Metropolitan Campus
  • Subject to Division I rules and regulations of the NCAA. 

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Amount: $19,000

  • Requirements:
  • Recognizes the academic merit of transfer students studying at community colleges in the United States who are demonstrated members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • Proof of PTK membership must be included in the application
  • Candidates must have completed at least 24 credits of college-level work
  • Renewable for up to two years
  • FDU International Transfer Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 to $18,000

Requirements:

  • Based on academic merit
  • Renewable based on continued full-time enrollment
  • FDU Family Grant
  • Children of alumni Grant
  • Athletic Scholarships 

          (Conditions same as above)

Graduate Scholarships

  • FDU International Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Requirements:

  • Based on academic merit
  • Renewable up to two years
  • FDU Family Grant
  • Children of Alumni Grant

(Conditions same as above)

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

3. Hamline University

International student scholarships

HAMLINE INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Recognizes exceptional academic ability on a competitive basis. Awarded amounts vary according to academic ability, and range up to $25,000 per year.

TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply for a Talent Scholarship and earn the reward you deserve when you are admitted as a new student.

METHODIST SCHOLARSHIP

Hamline’s affiliation with the United Methodist Church provides its international students with additional scholarship opportunities for those who are active members of their Methodist Church. 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GLI & ELS LANGUAGE STUDENTS

Students who complete GLI’s Advanced Level courses and receive faculty recommendation, or who complete the ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program Level 112, and transfer directly to Hamline University will receive a $5,000 scholarship ($1,250/year for up to 4 years). 

To know more details and to apply, click HERE

Being yourself and expressing your skills are the major keys to achieve scholarships. 

Read our article to know the first step towards finding scholarships.

Getting yourself updated about the opportunities available around you is very much important. So, make a chart or table for yourself with upcoming scholarship activities and deadlines to find the ones suitable for you. 

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